Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping Opens Tech Center In Algonquin, Illinois
According to the firm, its new Tech Center combines advanced technology with added equipment to speed development of new metal stampings. Kenmode’s existing 80,000-square-foot operations facility is being reconfigured to handle higher volume production and to make room for new equipment. The expansion enables Kenmode to provide a broader array of metal stampings and value-added services to clients in industries including electronics, medical devices, insert molding and automotive.
“Kenmode is continually investing in the latest technologies so that we can better serve our customers,” says Kurt Moders, President of Kenmode. “Our new Tech Center is entirely dedicated to new product development, which allows us to help our clients get their products to market more quickly. We are also expanding services such as specialized assembly and other secondary operations in response to growing market demand.”
Company officials said the Tech Center enables collaboration between every facet of new product development, which involves tool design, simulation software analysis, prototyping, and tool building. Presses have been installed in the new Tech Center to be used exclusively for prototyping and die tryouts. In the past, die tryout runs would have to be scheduled around regular production runs.
“At Kenmode, we recognize the critical importance to our clients of getting their new products to market as quickly as possible, while ensuring long-term quality and performance,” said Harry Dickerson, Vice President of Engineering for Kenmode. “By investing so much in upfront development and testing of new metal stampings, we gain insight into the optimal die design and function of each new part to ensure that it will transfer smoothly to full production.”
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